Keto rutabaga fritters with bacon

Keto rutabaga fritters with bacon

Melt-in-your mouth, crispy rutabaga fritters are high in iron, low in carbs, and easy to prepare! Whip them up and pair with bacon and mayo for an unbeatable keto combination. #winning

Keto rutabaga fritters with bacon

Melt-in-your mouth, crispy rutabaga fritters are high in iron, low in carbs, and easy to prepare! Whip them up and pair with bacon and mayo for an unbeatable keto combination. #winning
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

Rutabaga fritters
  • 15 oz. 450 g rutabaga
  • 6 oz. 175 g halloumi cheese
  • 4 4 eggeggs
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp [20 g] coconut flour
  • 18 tsp 18 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp pepper
  • 3 oz. 75 g butter, for frying
For serving
  • 6 oz. 175 g bacon
  • 1 cup 240 ml mayonnaise
  • 513 oz. 150 g leafy greens

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Rinse and peel the rutabaga. Grate coarsely with a grater or in a food processor. Shred the cheese the same way.
  2. Mix cheese and rutabaga with the other ingredients in a bowl. Let sit for a few minutes.
  3. Form 12 patties with your hands and place in frying pan with a generous amount of butter. (Or use a large spoon and scoop mixture directly into pan.)
  4. Fry on medium heat. Turn the patties after a few minutes. Lower the heat towards the end. Keep cooked fritters warm in a warm oven.
  5. Serve with a green salad and a dollop of mayonnaise, perhaps flavored with herbs or paprika powder. And don't forget the bacon...

Tip!

Halloumi cheese is also known as grilling cheese, frying cheese or Queso Para Frier. Due to its high melting point, it holds its own while delivering a creamy texture—pure heaven in our book! Feel free to use spices of your choice to further enhance the fritters. Adding half a teaspoon of chili flakes or a tablespoon dried herbs will work magic

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6 Comments

  1. Matthew Hanna
    Is this really ketogenic low carb? There's a lot of sugar and carbs in just a medium rutabaga. I want this but can I eat it?
    Reply: #2
  2. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Matthew Hanna!

    Personally I agree with you that 11 gram carbs for one serving is on the very upper limit to be called "ketogenic low carb". But let's say that you eat two meals a day and the other meal is stricter then you should be able to eat it.

    Is this really ketogenic low carb? There's a lot of sugar and carbs in just a medium rutabaga. I want this but can I eat it?

  3. Nan
    I would try broccoli or cauliflower for all or half the rutabaga.
  4. sharon
    How much turmeric is in this recipe?
  5. Jenny
    I cant find rutabaga only parsnip is it ok to use as substitute
  6. Robin
    It's Hanukkah, and it's latke time. I decided to give these a try and I'm SO glad I did! I did make a few tweaks: my rutabaga (yellow turnip) was a quarter pound bigger, so I scaled the ingredients for another quarter pound. Halloumi cheese is only seasonal around here, so I used Queso Fresco instead which I can get any time. Added a big fat scallion and an extra egg yolk (plus the extra egg that was part of the scaling) I had left over from making the keto bread/buns on this site. Adjusted the other stuff by an added amount as well, and cooked using olive oil instead of butter. OK, so they aren't like the ones I made for years that had yukon gold and sweet potatoes, but I liked these just as well, especially with a dollop of full fat sour cream on top. This was a delightful treat! Plus, I expected to have 5 servings but they're so filling that I think it's more like 6 or 7.

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